Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm

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Published: 2012-11-08

ISBN: 9780670024971

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

#1 New York Times bestseller Philip Pullman retells the world’s best-loved fairy tales on their 200th anniversaryTwo hundred years ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now, at a veritable fairy-tale moment—witness the popular television shows Grimm and Once Upon a Time and this year’s two movie adaptations of “Snow White”—Philip Pullman, one of the most popular authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.From much-loved stories like “Cinderella”

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Price: $27.95


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Published: 2011-08-30

ISBN: 9780143106333

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Twice turned into a feature film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a delectable classic about a child’s dreams and the eccentric chocolate-maker who makes them come true. When Willy Wonka’s hallowed chocolate factory holds a worldwide contest awarding tours to the lucky, five children emerge as winners, including a glutton, a gum- chewing nitwit, a spoiled brat, and a TV addict. Only Charlie Bucket, the story’s earnest hero, stands to win the exotic riches of Wonka’s empire-if he avoids the pitfalls of his fellow contestants and stays true to his heart. Ingenious and entertaining, Charlie

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Price: $15.00


My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me

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Published: 2010-09-28

ISBN: 9780143117841

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction. Michael Cunningham, Francine Prose, Aimee Bender, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, and more than thirty other extraordinary writers celebrate fairy tales in this thrilling new volume. Inspire by everything from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and “The Little Match Girl” to Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” and “Cinderella” to the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel and Gretel” and “Rumpelstiltskin” to fairy tales by Goethe and Calvino and from China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Norway, and Mexico,

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Price: $17.00


There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby

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Published: 2009-09-29

ISBN: 9780143114666

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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The literary event of Halloween: a book of otherworldly power from Russia’s preeminent contemporary fiction writerVanishings and aparitions, nightmares and twists of fate, mysterious ailments and supernatural interventions haunt these stories by the Russian master Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, heir to the spellbinding tradition of Gogol and Poe. Blending the miraculous with the macabre, and leavened by a mischievous gallows humor, these bewitching tales are like nothing being written in Russia—or anywhere else in the world—today. On her trip to the U.S. to promote her book, Ludmilla

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Price: $15.00


The Tain

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Published: 2009-02-24

ISBN: 9780140455304

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

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“[A] brilliant and altogether engaging new translation” (Los Angeles Times) of the greatest epic in Irish literature Dating from the eighth century, The Táin is the oldest Irish epic, a mythic tale on par with Beowulf and The Aeneid. Following legendary warrior Cù Chulainn into his battle against the invading army of Connacht, The Táin is the story of the emergence of a hero, a paean to the Irish landscape, and a bawdy and contentious marital farce. In its first translation in forty years, Ciaran Carson brings this seminal work of Irish literature fully to life, capturing all of

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Price: $16.00


Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Other Classic FairyTales ofCharles Perrault

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Published: 2008-05-27

ISBN: 9780143105367

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Ten beloved fairy tales, given new life by the one and only Angela Carter Many classic fairy tale characters might not have survived into the present were it not for Charles Perrault, a seventeenth-century French civil servant who rescued them from the oral tradition and committed them to paper. Three centuries later, Angela Carter, widely regarded as one of England’s most imaginative writers, adapted them for contemporary readers. The result is a cornucopia of fantastic characters and timeless adventures, stylishly retold by a modern literary visionary.

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Price: $14.00


A Tale of Four Dervishes

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Published: 2007-08-28

ISBN: 9780140455182

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

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A dazzling Urdu epic that evokes a magical Indo-Muslim world Originally composed in the fourteenth century and made popular in 1803 by Mir Amman’s colloquial retelling, this wonderfully entertaining story paints a portrait of a distant and colorful time and place. In despair at having no son to succeed him, the king of Turkey leaves his palace to live in seclusion. Soon afterward, however, he encounters four wandering dervishes-three princes and a rich merchant-who have been guided to Turkey by a supernatural force that prophesied their meeting. As the five men sit together in the dead of night

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Price: $13.00


The Hitopadesa

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Published: 2007-07-31

ISBN: 9780140455229

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Widely read and beloved for more than a thousand years, the Hitopadesa (Book of Good Counsels) is an anthology of folk wisdom that offers humorous and profound reflections on human lives and loves, philosophies and follies. Drawing on traditional sources, Narayana presents classic tales as narrated by animals, resulting in a work that is a fascinating blend of fable and satire.

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Price: $16.00


The Pancatantra

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Published: 2007-07-31

ISBN: 9780140455205

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

Ascribed by legend to the celebrated half-mythical teacher Visnu Sarma, the fables of The Pancatantra were first recorded 1,500 years ago but date back to India?s robust oral tradition. Widely translated, they have influenced a vast number of works in India, the Arab world, and Europe, including the Arabian Nights, the Canterbury Tales, and the Fables of La Fontaine.

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Price: $14.00


Nights with Uncle Remus

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Published: 2003-10-28

ISBN: 9780142437667

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

For more than a hundred years, the tales of Joel Chandler Harris have entertained and influenced both readers and writers. Nights with Uncle Remus gathers seventy-one of Harris’s most popular narratives, featuring African American trickster tales, etiological myths, Sea Island legends, and chilling ghost stories. Told through the distinct voices of four slave storytellers, indispensable tales like “The Moon in the Mill-Pond” and other Brer Rabbit stories have inspired writers from Mark Twain to William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston to Toni Morrison, and helped revolutionize modern children’s literature

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Price: $16.00


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